verb (used with object)
Origin of laud
British Dictionary definitions for unlauded (1 of 2)
Word Origin for laud
British Dictionary definitions for unlauded (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for unlauded
late 14c., from Old French lauder "praise, extol," from Latin laudare "to praise, commend, honor, extol, eulogize," from laus (genitive laudis) "praise, fame glory." Probably cognate with Old English leoð "song, poem, hymn," from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (cf. Old Norse ljoð "strophe," German Lied "song," Gothic liuþon "to praise"), and from an echoic PIE root *leu-. Related: Lauded; lauding.